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Cyberattack Costs New York Hospital Nearly $10 million

Erie County Medical Center in New York fell victim to a ransomware attack in April, leaving the hospital with the decision to pay the ransom and potentially recover their data or lose their encrypted files to a cybercriminal. The cyberattack, which took down over 6,000 computers had a ransom demand of $30,000 dollars (24 bitcoins …

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Cyberattack Costs New York Hospital Nearly $10 million

Erie County Medical Center in New York fell victim to a ransomware attack in April, leaving the hospital with the decision to pay the ransom and potentially recover their data or lose their encrypted files to a cybercriminal. The cyberattack, which took down over 6,000 computers had a ransom demand of $30,000 dollars (24 bitcoins …

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New Strain of Ransomware Hits Michigan Hospital

A hospital in Michigan is feeling the pressure after suffering a ransomware attack earlier this month. On July 5th, Caro Community Hospital, Caro Medical Clinic and Caro Quick Care lost access to their phones, email services and patient records as a result of the ransomware attack. According to CEO Marc Augsburger, the ransom note accompanying …

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Data breaches happen to both small and large businesses

It is no secret that despite increased awareness of data breaches around the globe, businesses continue to fall victim to cybercriminals exploiting their weak security measures. An article on Small Business Computing explores data breaches and how the size of the business doesn’t matter to criminals seeking confidential information. Large corporations are often thought to …

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Data breaches happen to both small and large businesses

It is no secret that despite increased awareness of data breaches around the globe, businesses continue to fall victim to cybercriminals exploiting their weak security measures. An article on Small Business Computing explores data breaches and how the size of the business doesn’t matter to criminals seeking confidential information. Large corporations are often thought to …

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Cyberattack Forces West Virginia Hospital to Scrap Its Computer Systems

  As another detrimental cyberattack, coined NotPetya, wreaks havoc across the globe, organizations are hoping their security measures are enough to keep them from falling victim. Unfortunately for Princeton Community Hospital in West Virginia, their security measures were not enough, resulting in NotPetya destroying their entire computer network. An article on Fox Business explains the …

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Should healthcare organizations be incentivized to adopt cybersecurity?

It is no secret that healthcare organizations underfund their defense efforts when it comes to protecting patient data. Even though personal health information is very valuable to cybercriminals and can even generate more revenue on the black market than financial information, healthcare organizations continue to take a lax approach in their cybersecurity practices. Last week …

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Should healthcare organizations be incentivized to adopt cybersecurity?

It is no secret that healthcare organizations underfund their defense efforts when it comes to protecting patient data. Even though personal health information is very valuable to cybercriminals and can even generate more revenue on the black market than financial information, healthcare organizations continue to take a lax approach in their cybersecurity practices. Last week …

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Article: Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach

While convenient, portable devices come with a great deal of risk. No organization wants to imagine their portable devices getting lost or stolen, however it happens.  If appropriate safeguards are not in place to protect those devices, a serious breach could occur. Unfortunately for Durango Family Medicine, this nightmare came true when a portable external …

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Article: Former Durango Family Medicine patients warned of security breach

While convenient, portable devices come with a great deal of risk. No organization wants to imagine their portable devices getting lost or stolen, however it happens.  If appropriate safeguards are not in place to protect those devices, a serious breach could occur. Unfortunately for Durango Family Medicine, this nightmare came true when a portable external …

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